The Honda Civic is the best-selling car in Canada and has been for over two decades. It’s also among the top three best-selling vehicles all segments combined in Canada. In other words, Honda understands what buyers want and they give a car that meets those needs. The Civic is one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in its segment with more power than many competitors to go with it. It also packs impressive safety and an unwavering reputation for reliability. It also provides a range of versions including a sedan, a coupe and a hatchback. We will focus on the hatchback here because it’s probably one of the most underated vehicles in Canada.
The 2019 Honda Civic hatchback offers advantages that go beyond its affordable price tag and excellent fuel economy. Quick and capable, the car comes packed with must-have amenities, such as heated seats and a touchscreen, at every trim level. There are three variants in 2019: LX, Sport and Sport Touring.
The 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback is sleek and modern. It has an aggressive front, and fluid lines. In the rear there’s a body-coloured roofline spoiler. Other details include projector-beam headlights, LED taillights, and shark fin antenna. For safer travel, the folding side mirrors have a power-defrost feature.
A dual-centre exhaust, fog lights and a skirt package set the Sport edition apart and the windshield wipers are speed sensitive on this same variant. The top Sport Touring trim provides rain-sensitive wipers. A Proximity key system, standard on Sport and Sport Touring models, locks as you walk away and lets you unlock with a simple touch.
The 2019 Civic Hatchback offers two levels of performance. The 174-horsepower 1.5 Litres four-cylinder engine in the LX is capable of even more horsepower and more torque in the Sport and Sport Touring trims, with 180 horsepower. Agile Handling Assist helps the hatchback driver have confidence even when cornering at high speeds.
To achieve flexibility and balance, Honda uses an independent strut front and independent multi-link rear suspension. Power-assisted, ventilated front disc brakes ensure adequate stopping power. Always assisting the driver, Honda includes a Maintenance Minder to indicate when basic service is needed.
Sport models add Honda LaneWatch to help with blind spot monitoring. For reverse manoeuvres, dynamic guidelines and three angles make the standard rearview camera especially useful.
Drivers will find it easier to get comfortable with the tilt-and-telescopic steering column and 8-way adjustable driver seat on the Sport Touring variant. The driver interface is a seven-inch colour TFT centre meter display. You can configure it with the information you need for better driving. For the best ride quality, Honda has packed the cabin with sound insulation materials and added an acoustic windshield.
The entertainment touchscreen provides HondaLink, Android Auto, Siri Eyes Free, and Apple CarPlay. Related audio tech includes two USB ports, a 12-volt outlet and speed-sensitive volume control. The cargo hold can handle 727 litres. The rear bench, which splits 60/40, can fold flat, offering up to 1308 litres. That makes the 2019 Honda Civic hatchback more spacious than many sport utility vehicles available in the $20,000 to $30,000 range. With a price tag of less than $22,000, the Civic hatchback certainly has the value component down.
Come and discover how the 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback can serve your lifestyle at Ramsay’s Honda today!